Bills Expected to Pay DT DaQuan Jones $7 million

The Buffalo Bills restructured left tackle Dion Dawkins' deal to add nearly $4 million in salary space, giving them some financial breathing room ahead of the impending trade deadline.

According to one insider, at least one more move—possibly an extension for defensive lineman DaQuan Jones—is in the works to create further room. 

The Bills will still require additional room, according to Matt Warren of SB Nation's Buffalo Rumblings, to accommodate for the probable roster additions made between now and the end of the season.

Indeed, the $4 million in cap space they were able to create would allow them to add a tight end or pass-catcher, trade for a defensive tackle replacement, 

or perhaps improve at cornerback or linebacker to help with those injuries. However, Warren noted, "$5 million is not enough to sign injury replacements 

and add one of those guys as the season progresses." "They will require cap space to be available in December, January, and February due to injuries to other players who will require replacements."

The organization could be able to achieve that goal by extending Jones' contract by one year and restructuring it, according to Warren.

Warren mentioned that prior to sustaining a pectoral injury that is anticipated to sideline him for the rest of the season, Jones was performing at a high level.

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